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Berry and Quinoa Salad

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Enjoy fresh seasonal berries at every meal! This sweet tart salad is so delicious and leaves options for so many additions.  

Serves 4


1/2 cup Quinoa (dry, uncooked)

1 cup Strawberries (chopped)

1 cup Blueberries (chopped)

1 tbsp Mint Leaves (chopped, optional)

3 tbsps Balsamic Vinegar

1 1/2 tbsps Maple Syrup

1 1/2 tsps Dijon Mustard

1 head Romaine Hearts (or 6 cups of any leafy green)

berry salad




Cook the quinoa according to the package directions. When the quinoa is cooked, let it cool.

Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl combine the strawberries, blueberries and mint, if using.

In a jar with a lid, add the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and dijon mustard and shake until well combined.

To assemble the salad, divide the lettuce between bowls and top with the quinoa and then the berries. Drizzle with the balsamic dressing. Enjoy!


Optional Additions: 

More Protein: Cooked Chicken, Cooked Salmon, Goat Cheese, Feta Cheese.

More Healthy Fats: Avocado, Hemp Seeds, Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Pro Prep Tips

Make extra quinoa and store in a reusable zip top bag in the freezer in portions of your choice for up to 2 months, or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It makes adding this versatile and nutritious ingredient to any meal, easy!  

Chop, rinse and spin your greens and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days with a damp reusable paper towel. I've even been able to keep greens fresh for up to a week this way!



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